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Setting up a wireless connection

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I am setting up some windows 7 laptops for another office. I was wondering if it is possible to setup a wireless connection in advance?  In other words, I know the name of the wireless router and the password for it... but I am in another office, so it is not detected on the machine yet.  I would like to pre-configure it for the user so it would just connect when the boot up...  can I do that somehow?
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by:ded9
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How far are the two office...give some more info.


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by:Experienced Member
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It should work fine. All you are doing is creating a profile. Make sure you have the SSID, wireless encrytpion protoco, and password all set up. Set it up (it will not connect) and save it. I do that with Access Connections (IBM) but it should work in Windows.

Try one out, then start up the computer in the wireless area and see if it connects.

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by:snyperj
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ded9: The offices are in separate states

thinkpads_user: I will try it out
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Different states makes it a wee bit more difficult. Set one up and ship the computer to the other state.

You may need a trusted party at the other end to help understand and troubleshoot.

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by:ded9
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If  the question is about pre config then thinkpad has answered your question.


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by:amclaughlin01
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Here is also a link with how to configure a connection manually.

http://forevergeeks.com/how-to-setup-a-wireless-profile-on-windows-7/
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Darr247 earned 500 total points
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Once you get 1 setup correctly, you can just export it to a USB stick.
From Network and Sharing Center, click Manage wireless networks on the left.
Right-click on the wireless network you want to export and choose Properties.
Click the Copy this network profile to a USB flash drive link.

After it's copied to the USB drive, click the View more detailed instructions linkand a printable sheet should open in WordPad with details for importing the USB data to XP, vista, 7 and most modern routers with a USB port.
e.g. see attached file. It should open with WordPad by default.
AddWirelessNetwork.odt
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by:OOsorio
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A possible option would be to send the laptops to that location and have a person connect each laptop to the local network. Once they have access to the internet you can remote in to the laptop and configure the wifi.
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Thanks- this worked for what we we trying to accomplish.
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